BMW Motorrad Motorsport
Jerez de la Frontera, 09/09/2014, BMW Motorrad Motorsport
BMW Motorrad Motorsport invited guests to a unique event – the Media Track Test – at Jerez. At the Spanish race track, international journalists tested the production S 1000 RR version as well as the RR specification, in action in several national and international racing series’, and the HP4 from the IDM Superstock class.
The 37 media representatives from four continents each completed three laps on the S 1000 RR from the Penz13.com Franks Autowelt Racing Team, the BMW HP4 Superstock, with which German Lucy Glöckner recently clinched the runner-up title in the Superstock class in the IDM and its ‘bigger RR sister’ with which Markus Reiterberger contests the Superbike IDM. Additionally, the S 1000 RR Evo from the Superbike World Championship, Riyuchi Kiyonari’s S 1000 RR Superbike from the British Superbike Championship as well as the RR in Superbike specification, with which Michael Dunlop claimed the historic victory in the legendary Isle of Man Senior TT were made available for the journalists.
Expert assistance was also on hand for the testers. TT winner Michael Dunlop, WSBK Evo rider Sylvain Barrier, reigning IDM Superbike Champion Markus Reiterberger as well as Lucy Glöckner, who has already secured the IDM Superstock runner-up title, were eager to offer expert advice.
No surprise then that feedback from the journalists about the RR and HP4 ranged from ‘fantastic emotions’ to ‘unique experience’ and ‘incredibly versatile’.
In addition to the bike tests around the Spanish race track, BMW Motorrad also introduced the international media representatives the latest motorsport programme. BMW Motorrad Motorsport is fully committed to customer racing.
At the beginning of the 2014 season, BMW Motorrad Motorsport created an innovative racing series in the form of the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, in which privateer BMW Motorrad racers from the world’s most important international and national racing series play the starring role. The world-best privateer BMW motorcycle rider is determined amongst themselves. The Race Trophy boasts 100,000 Euro prize money. The best privateer BMW motorcycle racers are honoured at the end of the season.
BMW Motorrad Motorsport Marketing Director Udo Mark confirmed: “It’s important for us to honour the innumerable successes of our customers around the entire world with the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. The Race Trophy participants enthusiastically follow the actual standings and form a large community of BMW motorcycle ambassadors, which we wish to intensify still further.”
Another important element in the BMW Motorrad Motorsport programme Engagements is the HP Race Support around the Technical Director BMW Motorrad Motorsport Berthold Hauser. To this end, the BMW motorcycle experts are at trackside in numerous national and international championship worldwide and provide enormous know-how in a huge cross-section of fields.
“Our customer racing services are extremely varied,” says Berthold Hauser “and extend from the track side support to technical support for all questions about the RR and HP4, as well as support for the electronic set-up and to regular software updates and race kits and also race parts developed specifically for race use.”
The regulations for the individual championships are different. BMW Motorrad Motorsport and its experts are, however, well equipped for any eventuality. The journalists witnessed up-close the various facets of BMW Motorrad Motorsport and the S 1000 RR and HP4 machines.”
The best proof for the versatility of the S 1000 RR and HP4 is, however, the success of BMW Motorrad Motorsport customers. And with the legendary victories in the Isle of Man Senior TT, Superstock TT and Superbike TT by Michael Dunlop, the first win for a BMW motorcycle with the RR insignia in the renowned British Superbike Championship, innumerable victories in the new Evo class of the Superbike World Championship as well as podium positions in the international German Motorcycle Championship, the South African Championship, the Brazilian, Canadian, Italian and French Superbike championships and also the Spanish Motorcycle Championship there is absolutely no doubt about this claim.